Thursday, May 7, 2015

LOST MY CRYSTAL BALL!

Have you noticed my pattern, Friend?  Two posts ago we talked about the past and yesterday's blog addressed the present---can you guess where I am headed today?  I often struggle with staying in the same tense while writing.  I seem to wander around from one to the other and even change voices at times.  My mind is a collage of confusion!  Today I will endeavor in staying in the future--or is that possible?



Oh, my sharp tongue often shows up when asked, "What do you think will happen?"  My quick retort, "I lost my crystal ball."  I have no ability to see into the future and I am so relieved!  I might willy nilly run screaming to the nearest cave if I knew what was coming!  God knew what He was doing when he chose to not give us vision into the future.  Through Him we are provided the strength to confront our present, but we are also instructed to not worry about tomorrow.

I must confess, I worry.  I worry about provision for my future, about my family, about my friends, about our country, about the world, and in general a lot of "What if's".  What if I become ill---and need help---What if the economy fails---and there are no more jobs out there---What if --what if.  It does not one iota of good to worry about any of this, but in the deep--dark quiet of my alone time--I worry. What a colossal waste of time and energy!

The truth is--if I become ill and I will if I don't get run over first--there will be a provision for the care I need.  If the economy fails, I will be in the same boat with everyone else and finally we will all get back to living simpler lives and surviving.  The same for each and every thing I worry about--there is a provision for every circumstance.  

WHERE is my trust--my faith--in the God I purport to worship?  What happened to my memory of the many times He provided--as recently as today?  I seem to suffer from short, mid, and long term memory loss--for my entire life is full of His care and provision.  So my plan for the future is to not plan on the future--but instead trust Him who loves me beyond my wildest dream.  

For today---I will make peace with my past, live in the present, and leave the future in God's hands.  His plans are not my plans---but OH--His plans are so much better than I could ever even imagine!

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. 
Isaiah 26:3

8 comments:

  1. I love that Isaiah verse ... it whispers that all will be well because of Him. Thanks for this gentle reminder this morning, Lulu ...

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    1. "Perfect Peace" brings up so many beautiful visions, Yes, Linda?
      Blessings, Friend!

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  2. "... yesterday's blog addressed the present---can you guess where I am headed today?" I know, you will talk about presents and gifts and ... No? Ok ... let's read on ... Oh ... the future ...

    I wish I could see the future but only 2 minutes before it happens, no longer. That way I could say "Bless you" just before a person sneezes! That would be a neat trick don't you think?

    Anyway, back to your subject for today. We need not worry about the future because God has taken care of it. We are worth more than many birds, as Jesus said, and God cares for us more than anyone/anything else. He even knows the number of hairs on our heads - (He doesn't need a calculator to count mine!).

    So let's look forward with confidence that the future will work out well, whatever it brings, because God is not in the business of losing followers. He will not let us be tested beyond our endurance and what we can bear.

    God bless you.

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    1. Amen! For once Victor, I have nothing further to add-GASP!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  3. I think it's a good thing that we cannot see the future. In our pride, we would think we would know better than God and try to take things into our own hands. We would surely make a mess of things. Better to leave it to God. I worry enough already. :-)

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    1. I am completely with you, Kim! I am trying to leave the worrying behind, but what a struggle!

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  4. I have no desire to be psychic either. I do like Victor's idea about knowing 2 minutes before something happens though. That would be a hoot.
    It's funny how our minds run in the same circles (or maybe it's squirrel cages - lol). I've been thinking about patterns this week too. Patterns in nature, patterns in human behavior, and so forth. Too lengthy to put all the thoughts here but everything in God's creation works the way it's programmed to work. Worry is pointless. It's a total waste of spirit. I'm really bad about falling into this fire pit. For me, prayer is the best extinguisher. ~:)

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    1. Amen, Sparky! I have to be specific in praying to stop my worrying---He can put me into overdrive in the "Must Do" department otherwise! I am not sure I even want 2 minutes warning---afraid I might still get on the throne and do it better---AS IF!
      Blessings!

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